TOWN OF NAOUSSA – PAROS
PARIKIA – PAROS
STEAMED MUSSELS & BEET SALAD – PARIKIA
KOLYMBITHRES – PAROS
I love taking the slow ferry boat when visiting the Greek islands – it’s so wonderful sitting outside on the deck with a frappe and taking in the beautiful view of the sea, stopping off at different islands and watching people getting off and getting on. The boat ride to Santorini is a little bit too long and the idea of finding an island to stop off for a couple of days to break up the ride sounded like a great plan. And it was – I knew nothing about Paros before visiting and we sure enough were charmed by this discreet little island. Unlike the other surrounding hotspots, Paros gave us a truly authentic experience. It has much less foot traffic however we were amazed to see that it did have that quaint and stylish feel common to the Cycladic islands.
We stayed in port of Parikia, visited a few beaches and discovered the charming town of Naoussa filled with restaurants & shops. Paros initially hadn’t given us exactly the warmest welcome, the first beach we went to was ice cold and we later found out that the beach name was Krios which means cold in Greek! Laying out on the rocks in Kolymbithres was our fave!